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Arraiolos

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Arraiolos is a municipality in Évora District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 7,363, in an area of 683.75 km². The town of Arraiolos has 3,351 inhabitants. The present Mayor is Silvia Pinto, elected by the Unitarian Democratic Coalition.The town is famous for the castel and,embroidered wool rugs and carpets. Arraiolos rugs have been made since the Middle Ages.In October 2003, Jorge Sampaio, the then President of Portugal, invited the Presidents of Finland, Germany, as well as of soon-to-be EU members Hungary, Latvia and Poland to Arraiolos in order to discuss the consequences of the 2004 enlargement of the European Union and plans for a Constitution for Europe. Subsequent meetings of non-executive presidents of European Union member states have been dubbed Arraiolos meetings.HistoryA hoard of prehistoric objects, including a trapezoid-shaped plaque with geometric design and three pottery vessels, was excavated from a tumulus or barrow in Arraiolos at the beginning of the twentieth century. They are now kept at the British Museum.ParishesAdministratively, the municipality is divided into 5 civil parishes: Arraiolos Gafanhoeira e Sabugueiro Igrejinha São Gregório e Santa Justa Vimieiro
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Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo ©
Specialty Museum
Tapetes de Arraiolos - Centro Interpretativo
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Monte da Ravasqueira ©
Winery / Vineyard
Monte da Ravasqueira
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Arraiolos Castle ©
Ruin
Arraiolos Castle
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Aldeia da Terra ©
Specialty Museum
Aldeia da Terra
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Arraiolos

Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel ©
Castle
Castelo da Rainha Santa Isabel Estremoz
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Paco Ducal ©
Architectural Building
Paco Ducal Vila Vicosa
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Castelo de Marvao ©
Castle
Castelo de Marvao Marvao
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Adega Mayor ©
Winery / Vineyard
Adega Mayor Campo Maior
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

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City Center
Landmark
City Center
3.4
Duration: 2 hours
Church of the Misericordia (Arraiolos) ©
Church
Church of the Misericordia (Arraiolos)
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Convento dos Loios
Religious Site
Convento dos Loios
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Fonte da Pedra / Fonte dos Almocreves ©
Landmark
Fonte da Pedra / Fonte dos Almocreves
3.9
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Arraiolos

Igreja Nossa Sra. do Castelo ©
Church
Igreja Nossa Sra. do Castelo
3.5
Duration: 2 hours
Igreja Matriz de Arraiolos
Church
Igreja Matriz de Arraiolos
2.5
Duration: 2 hours
Igreja de Sao Pedro da Gafanhoeira
Church
Igreja de Sao Pedro da Gafanhoeira
1.0
Duration: 2 hours

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